Community Services District’s Budget Maintains Household Fees, Yet Provides Salary Increases

Big Bear City, CA -- In last night’s meeting of the Board of Directors for the Big Bear City Community Services District, which oversees water, sewer and trash services for the unincorporated East Valley, the district’s 2010/2011 operating budget of $13.8 million was unanimously approved by Directors Marge McDonald, John Day, Rick Ollila and … [Read more...]

CSD, School Board and BBARWA Hold Meetings Week of June 21

Big Bear Valley, CA -- East Valley residents will have opportunity to provide public comment on the fiscal year 2010/2011 budget of the Big Bear City Community Services District this evening, as the June 7 meeting of the CSD Board had been adjourned due to lack of a quorum. The district’s investment policy and a proposed resolution, to have … [Read more...]

Airport District and GM Pete Gwaltney Demand Retraction of Printed Remarks by Marge McDonald

Big Bear City, CA -- While much of the community was on the other side of town for the Team Jordan Romero welcome at BBMS, the Airport District Board was in session for their monthly meeting, being held at the airport in Big Bear City. Among items covered was the ongoing airport building negotiations between Evergreen Properties (which owns 76% of … [Read more...]

Public Comment on CSD’s Proposed Budget Welcomed in June 7 Meeting

Big Bear City, CA -- East Valley residents who have comments to make on the Big Bear City Community Services District budget will have their opportunity this evening, as the Board of Directors—President Marge McDonald, VP John Day, Jeff Newsome and Rick Ollila—will be reviewing the district’s draft budget for fiscal year 2010/2011. The … [Read more...]

BBHS Graduate Thom DeGriselles Completes Basic Infantry Training at Fort Benning

When interviewing for the CSD Director position on May 3, Thom DeGriselles said, "I think I am very qualified to help this community, especially because I love Big Bear."

Big Bear City, CA -- In military news, sent to us from the Army and Air Force Hometown News Service, 1999 Big Bear High School graduate Thomas DeGriselles has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. During his nine weeks of training, Army National Guard PFC DeGriselles received training in drill and ceremonies, … [Read more...]

Former CSD Director Bob Colven to Serve Four-Year Term on Local Agency Formation Commission

LAFCO rep Bob Colven served 17 years on the CSD Board.

San Bernardino, CA -- County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt was unanimously selected to serve as the chairman of the San Bernardino County Local Agency Formation Commission, the governing body that oversees the creation of cities and community services districts. In a statement by Mitzelfelt, he said, “I would like to thank the other commission … [Read more...]

Big Bear City Community Services District Board Opts Not to Appoint Fifth Director; Four of Five Seats to Be on November Ballot

Big Bear City, CA -- The Big Bear City Community Services District Board of Directors will hold as four, as, during last night’s CSD meeting, President Marge McDonald, Vice President John Day and Directors Jeff Newsome and Rick Ollila opted not to appoint one of four applicants to the vacant, fifth director’s seat. Back on April 19, McDonald … [Read more...]

Community Services District to Once Again Consider Appointment of Fifth Director in May 17 Meeting; East Valley Residents Wentz, Green, DeGriselles and Ybarra Interviewed on May 3

Big Bear City, CA -- The Big Bear City Community Services District has been without a fifth director since the April 5 resignation of Barbara Beck and, this evening, the Board of Directors comprised of President Marge McDonald, VP John Day, Rick Ollila and Jeff Newsome are poised to appoint one of four applicants. The four men from the East Valley … [Read more...]

May’s Third Week Meetings Include DWP, BBVRPD, BVUSD, BVCHD, MWD and SPOA

Big Bear Valley, CA -- In addition to today’s meetings of the Big Bear City Community Services District and the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District, there are a slew of civic meetings taking place in this, May’s third week. The Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners now, as of May, meet on the third Tuesday of the month, so … [Read more...]

East Valley Residents DeGriselles, Green, Wentz and Ybarra Apply for CSD Director Seat; Current Directors Hold on Appointment

Four men from the East Valley answered the call of the Big Bear City Community Services District, and submitted resumés for consideration by the Board of Directors, who sought to appoint a fifth director during their meeting of May 3. The applicants included Gary Wentz, CSD’s General Manager in the early ’80s, who has since just retired from … [Read more...]